Wound and stomal therapy services

Working alongside our colorectal, bariatric (obesity), and general and vascular surgeons are our clinical nurse consultants. These nurses are skilled in wound management and stomal therapy. 

Wound care

Patients are referred to our clinical nurse consultants for assessment, evaluation and appropriate dressings for complicated wounds. Together, medical and nursing staff provide specialist treatment of wounds including leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers and non-healing surgical wounds.

Our clinical nurse consultants also manage and take preventative measurements for pressure injuries and treatment of existing pressure injuries as per the national Injury Advisory Guidelines.

Please contact 07 3326 3525 for more information on wound management.

Specialist stomal care

We provide specialised care to people with stomas. A stoma is a surgically created opening from either the bladder or bowel onto the abdomen. It provides an exit point for urine or faeces.

Our clinical nurse consultants play both a pre and post operative role in the care of the patient with a stoma. Preoperatively, our clinical nurse consultants provide counseling and education to the patient and their family and sites the stoma (where possible).

Post operatively, our clinical nurse consultants:

  • assess the stoma
  • begin the education process for the patient and carer to become independent with stoma care
  • re-assess appliance requirements as the stoma size and output changes
  • registers the patient with an ostomy association and provides follow-up care and support.

Please contact 07 3326 3537 for more information about our specialist stomal care.